• Compuware Busy In BEA Workshop

    BEA Systems is recruiting ISV partners to enhance WebLogic Workshop in ways that broaden the tool's capabilities beyond the visual design of J2EE-based Web services and applications.

  • Partners Get Ready For BMC's New 'Magic' Act

    BMC Software pulled a rabbit out of its IT hat last week when it announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Magic Solutions from Network Associates for approximately $47 million in cash.

  • Blackout A Powerful Argument For UPSes

    If the power supply traditionally has been treated like the redheaded stepchild of the IT network, one would think it would get better consideration following the August blackout that darkened the Northeast.

  • Getting Leverage: Symbol, IBM Unite

    Symbol Technologies and IBM are collaborating on new wireless handheld and scanning solutions targeted at vertical markets such as retail, travel and the public sector.

  • CompTIA Comes To The Rescue In The SLA Process

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, a service-level agreement is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're going to get. Solution providers that spend too much time on SLAs may scare off customers with pages of legal mumbo-jumbo, while those that aren't specific enough in their SLAs may end up with customers screaming for more attention.

  • Citrix Acquires Expertcity

    In its largest acquisition to date, Citrix Systems Thursday inked a definitive agreement to acquire Expertcity, a provider of Web-based desktop access and help-desk services, for $225 million in cash and stock.

  • 3Com Talks Up Security

    3Com last week outlined a strategy for integrating security features into its networking product lines and expanded its product portfolio with a new security switch.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Jim Grant, Remedy

    BMC Software's acquisition of Remedy in 2002 cemented BMC's Business Service Management (BSM) strategy, which aims to help companies manage their IT needs from a business perspective. Remedy's Vice President and General Manager, Jim Grant, recently spoke with CRN Managing Editor Charlene O'Hanlon about the business application vendor's role in BSM and its product and channel plans for the coming year.

  • Linux 2.6, Novell Linux Services 1.0 Debut

    The Linux market got a major shot in the arm last week, as the Open Source Development Labs announced the completion of the Linux 2.6 production kernel and Novell released its NetWare services on Linux.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Darl McBride & Chris Sontag, SCO Group

    SCO Group CEO Darl McBride and Senior Vice President Chris Sontag recently met with CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow to discuss a variety of topics related to SCO's suit against IBM and an unnamed Enterprise Linux User. The SCO-IBM case IS slated to hit a Utah courtroom in 18 months. Earlier this month, a Utah judge ruled that SCO must show the code at issue in this case within 30 days. Open-source advocates have maintained thet SCO has no case. SCO says IBM violated its contract.